Bowie State University (Md.) was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation as part of the university’s initiative to increase the percentage of underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors.
San Francisco State University recently received a five-year $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-funded Research in Training in Health Disparities project to boost health research by minority faculty and develop on-campus resources that will continue to support such research. A priority of the project is to involve more minority researchers. SFSU will use a portion of its grant to provide fellowships aimed to boost the number of minority and faculty researchers on campus.
Timbuktu Academy at Southern University (La.) received a $950,000 grant from the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research. The award will enable the Timbuktu Academy to both continue and expand the work of closing the academic achievement gaps between more than 100 African American pre-college participants per year and their peers, and render extensive educational services to the public at large through conferences, workshops and TV broadcasts.
Tulane University (La.) received $60 million from Netscape co-founder Jim Clark and Yahoo! co-founder David Filo. The gifts will be dedicated to Tulane’s endowment income which will enable the university to support undergraduate students of extraordinary academic merit. The two $30 million donations represent the largest single or combined gift in the university’s history. Virginia State University was awarded a five-year contract totaling more than $14.3 million from the U.S. Navy to design and manage classes for the Navy Air Command’s senior civilian executives. As the prime contractor, VSU will team with the following organizations to deliver leadership training: The University of Virginia; Government Affairs Institute of Georgetown University; Alpha Solutions Corp.; and Occupational Health Strategies.
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